Written by Melanie Burton, September 30, 2016

We won’t be seeing the last episodes until next year, but Lena Dunham and the rest of the Girls cast have had quite the emotional week – wrapping up filming for the sixth and final season.

We’re not ready to say goodbye yet either!

On Wednesday, Allison Williams took to Instagram to express her sadness at having to say goodbye to her “passive aggressive” character, Marnie Michaels.

Later that night, she followed up with another post of her and cast mate Lena Dunham hugging.

“Marnie has officially gone wherever all characters go when we stop watching them. And I couldn’t feel luckier that I got to play her. This lady, @lenadunham, gave me everything. She gave me the most incredible challenges and adventures and the opportunity to know and love our GIRLS family,” Allison began the lengthy caption.

“She also gave me her fierce friendship, wit, love, and loyalty, all while making me giggle on a constant basis.”

Marnie has officially gone wherever all characters go when we stop watching them. And I couldn’t feel luckier that I got to play her. This lady, @lenadunham, gave me everything. She gave me the most incredible challenges and adventures and the opportunity to know and love our GIRLS family. She also gave me her fierce friendship, wit, love, and loyalty, all while making me giggle on a constant basis. Sitting next to Lena while being directed by @jennikonner, it all felt completely right. Then I immediately burst into some pretty rare tears, because it hit me that I don’t know what my adult life looks like without Girls. To everyone – our cast, our crew, HBO, my family – thank you. And to @juddapatow, thanks for watching a YouTube video of a 22 year-old fresh out of college and inviting her to audition for Marnie Marie Michaels. I’ve been grateful every single day since. #EndOfGirls #ThatsAWrapOnMarnie

A photo posted by Allison Williams (@aw) on

Lena – who created and starred in the show – had similar feelings about bidding farewell to both her onscreen and real-life BFF.

She thanked Allison for everything by sharing a snap of the time she visited her in hospital while she was having surgery for endometriosis – and even made the room up with Lena’s favourite things!

Tonight we said goodbye to Allison Williams, aka Marnie Marie Michaels, aka the most talented, hard-working, generous, tireless, self-deprecating and delicious smelling woman I have ever known. Have you ever met someone who got a hand injury writing Thank You notes? Neither had I until Allison came along. From the moment we met her six years ago, we knew she would give everything to this character and she did. Her bravery, sense of adventure and tenacity has made every day with her an honor. Instead of sharing a pic of Allison as the inimitable Marnie I’m sharing this: from a hospital stay I had where Allison came and organized my entire room, fluffed my pillow, put roses everywhere, installed an Apple TV AND made sure I had a buttered bagel. That’s the most important thing to know about this woman. Yes she’s gorgeous. Yes she’s funny as fuck. But you will never have a better friend and sister. We are so lucky. I love you, Al. #MarnieForever #endofGIRLS

A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on

After wrapping filming on three of the show’s main characters—Shoshanna, Jessa and Marnie—Lena was left to close the book on her character Hannah.

“We wrapped Shoshanna. We wrapped Jessa. We wrapped Marnie. One more day. Only Hannah=Lonely Hannah. As Allison said, ‘the cheese stands alone.’ This is getting too real.”

Who are we going to turn to now for all our random AF girly questions?!

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